He could take notes from Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, who at least has a firm grasp on what government transparency can do for government and its citizens:
“You shouldn’t have to be an investigative reporter to find out how the state spends tax dollars. So with this executive order, we’re going to put the state’s checkbook online,” Governor Riley said. “This reform empowers taxpayers to become fiscal watchdogs. With this website detailing the expenditures of all state funds, Alabama will take a giant leap forward in government transparency.”
Beshear has now turned his attention to reforming economic development tax incentives. Can’t wait to see how that turns out.